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Has JJ Found His Captain Kirk?!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I’m going to take a run at verifying this one later today, but for now, it looks like the rumor that first broke at IESB is gathering steam. What’s the rumor? Well, allegedly Mike Vogel has been cast as James T. Kirk for JJ Abrams’s upcoming STAR TREK movie. How true is it? I have no idea at the moment. It certainly seems like IESB is confident about their source, and Vogel is starring in CLOVERFIELD/1-18-08/etc. right now, so maybe JJ saw something he really liked as those dailies came rolling in.

Hey guy -- You'll probably have seen the rumblings of this by the time you get this, but if you haven't, here's the latest Captain Kirk buzz that seems to be gathering steam. I'm not sure of my feelings on this one, but he seems to be the right age and it would fit with JJ Abrams' ussual recruitment strategy of bringing aboard his past stars to his newer projects. Also thinking that, with the Christmas Day launch in 2008, we absolutley have to be hearing something any day now regarding his casting decision for Kirk.
Yeah, I’m not sure what I think, either. I’ve never really had an opinion about Vogel one way or another based on anything I’ve seen him in. That could be the material, or it could be him as an actor. I’m not honestly sure at this point. Regardless, we’ll keep you posted on this as soon as we hear anything official.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles
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